Slavery was an ugly part of American history. In this BrainPOP UK movie, Tim and Moby will help you understand the terrible institution of slavery from its beginnings in ancient history up through the slavery of Africans in the United States. You’ll learn about when the slave trade started and why some British and other European colonies came to rely on slave labour, too. Find out how the slave trade worked; what happened once slave ships landed in America; and the extent of suffering that slaves had to endure. Finally, you’ll learn how and when things started to change, including what finally ended slavery for good. Plus, you’ll see how we are still dealing with the effects of slavery today.

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